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Resources (#1) For Cultivating and Celebrating a Healthful Life!

Multnomah County Portland OR Area Social Service Resources

Celebrate Delicious Foods & Recipes, Non-Dieting, Managing Diabetes, and Skills for Resolving Emotional Eating

Addiction and Recovery Resources, Eating Disorders, and 12-Step Programs

Transforming Emotional Eating Resources

Reputable Nutrition Organizations

Restaurant and Fast Food Nutrition Facts

Feeding Healthier Kids and Teens

Celebrate Enjoyable Ways to be Active for Life

Celebrate Simplicity, Balance, and Personal Evolution in Life

Loving, Honoring, and Accepting the Body You Have

Caregiver Resources

Celebrate Healthy Mental States, Self-Nurturing, Self- Esteem, and Healthy Relationships

Financial Balance-In-Life Resources

On-line Support and Nutrition and Lifestyle Analysis

 Newsletters (family, kids, and adult FUN)

Alternative Therapies (Including Music)

Providing Nurturing Care for The Body You Have: Cosmetics, Hair, Home Remedies, and Body

How to Manage Fibromyalgia & Chronic Fatigue Syndromes: Fibromyalgia & Chronic Fatigue.pdf

Resources for Managing the Emotional Pain of Illness and Trauma


Resources (#2) for Celebrating Change and Self-Awareness

Books on Being Your Own “Personal Lifestyle Trainer”

Books and Websites on Meditation & Mindfulness

Books and Websites on Spiritual Cognitive Therapy


Multnomah County Social Service Agencies for Multnomah CO Portland OR

What to do if you have an adult person, who is homeless or nearly so, and living in Portland. How to connect with assistance in regards to social services? Here is information about this:

Portland OR Area Social Services hub: 
Perhaps someone at one of the outfits mentioned in this February 2016 overview of Portland social services could help:
 http://streetroots.org/about/work/resourceguide AND 
NightWatch, a hospitality group that meets at St. Stephen's Church in SW, and in SE. A place to feel safe at night, with sandwiches, free socks and rolls of plastic, good company, where people can read a book, talk to people, or play games. It's a place where people feel safe, and it is non-confrontational. Famous for tuna sandwiches. A good, healthy place to start. I can't say enough good about NightWatch. Excellent place to volunteer. Highly recommended for caring activity in the world, just by pouring coffee and smiling. 
Gary Davis            Executive Director                           exec@operationnightwatch.org      503-220-0438                                                                     
Kieran McCourt   Program Coordinator       program@operationnightwatch.org                                                                                              
Roger Fuchs        Chaplain             a65roger@msn.com         
Wendy Malcomson           Health Care Coordinator  health@operationnightwatch.org  

Central City Concern (www.centralcityconcern.org ).

For Portland there is a wonderful booklet called:
street roots, ROSE CITY RESOURCE
(foodbanks, shelters, medical care... you name it)

is the online database of over 4000 nonprofit and public services
for all counties in Oregon

RAP Recovery Association Project Portland OR


 RAP believes passionately that empowering individuals in recovery promotes their growth as individuals and their reintegration into the community, thereby becoming a powerful force for prevention of relapse and breaking the cycle in the next generation. 

 It is this belief that drives RAP. For many years, RAP worked primarily with addiction, advocating for programs to help treat addiction and providing safe and clean, supportive housing for those in recovery.

Suportive housing in early recovery is a critical tool to prevent relapse for those with other self-destructive behaviors, from domestic abuse to chronic homelessness. RAP believes that the Oxford model of housing can be used to further the recovery of all at-risk populations.


Some of our very best work serving homeless Portlanders and actually providing housing is being done by 'The Bud Clark Commons' downtown. http://www.homeforward.org/find-a-home/get-an-apartment/apartments-at-bud-clark-commons 
655 NW Hoyt Street
Portland, OR 97209

They also provide counseling and educational services for homeless folks. Foodwise, The Sisters of the Road Cafe serves meals each day and they are an excellent resource, although he might already know about them if he's been homeless in Pdx?

If the man happens to be a military Veteran, he can get into housing quite soon. The Dept. of Veterans' Affairs has many new resources dedicated to serving homeless veterans


Welcome to the Aging and Disability Resource Connection a resource directory for Oregon families, caregivers and consumers seeking information about long-term supports and services.

Here you will find quick and easy access to resources in your community. Website: https://adrcoforegon.org/home.php?t=Home Helpline: 503-988-3683


May this be of benefit for all beings!


Celebrate Delicious Foods & Recipes, Non-Dieting, Managing Diabetes, and Skills for Resolving Emotional Eating

Kaiser Permanente Northwest has developed a series of excellent healthy living products. They are the Cultivating HealthÒ Weight Management Kit, the Cultivating HealthÒ Freedom from Tobacco Kit, Cultivating HealthÒ Improving Your Sleep Kit, Cultivating HealthÒ Managing Stress Kit, Cultivating HealthÒ Managing Diabetes Kit. They are filled with practical, helpful information. To purchase kits call the Health Education Services Department at 503-286-6816 or 1-866-301-3866 (toll free), and select option 1. They can be charged and be shipped directly to you for a 15% mailing charge. This group is powered by the Kaiser Permanente Northwest Health Education Services Department.Healthy Living in the Northwest BLOG: http://healthylivingnw.blogspot.com/2012/03/pause-breathe-and-be-in-moment.html A related blog is at http://fittingfitness.blogspot.com/  You can also find the Health Education Services catalog from this link: kp.org/healthylivingcatalog/nw (copy and paste into your browser) OR use this link:  https://healthy.kaiserpermanente.org/health/care/consumer/locate-our-services/forms-and-publications/forms-and-publications/!ut/p/c5/hY5bUoMwAEXX4gqSSNtpP0NBIUAAIVD4ySA4SAqkjimPrF66APWe33NmLijBxlhNXVupTo5VDy6gPPAUuqFpIgzhLrKhuw_fUJpSA74ikG9GceDwl2H4b18-jD96Asq2l-_blxzuOBPHWXrJMDORxTRpJ88WoV4V0Yki5t1nbs8sXglb3vxgTxbG48_0PAeifq6NAKG00IFxYdTKIG3IQi2KkEOXWpzn77REVBdQneKv0sydgdwZtiD3_FoqZHOaNFh5V8Ndrwv1gynS3ZTpdZxr3Di-lu0ToI4cPsBteDlFwxH_AI15sKY!/dl3/d3/L2dBISEvZ0FBIS9nQSEh/
All of the wonderful services are by Kaiser Permanente Northwest Health Education Services Department.

Below I have listed a number of books and other resources that have incredible amounts of practical wisdom about losing weight and keeping it off. They are based on self-evaluation and making lasting changes in a persons style of life. They share many "keys or secrets" of weight loss. These kind of changes aren't a quick fix. They are about changing the way we live our lives. No one book or resource contains all of the helpful insights. Each provides a piece of the weight-loss puzzle.  Enjoy reading and exploring!

  • Meal Planning Principles, Recipes, and Resources, for Diabetes

  • The Complete Food And Nutrition Guide, 2nd Edition by The American Dietetic Association, Roberta Larson Duyfe, MS, RD, FADA, CFCS, (2002), John Wiley & Sons, Inc. Shares the latest healthy eating guidelines, foods and strategies for your good health, and nutritional advice for every age and stage of life. This is a wonderful and complete guide to healthful eating throughout life. Available in paperback from www.Amazon.com 

  •  The Body Positive: boosting body image at any weight! by Debby Burgard, Ph.D. Looks at ways we can feel good in the bodies we have. Remember, your body hears and feels everything you think.  Explore http://www.bodypositive.com/ for ideas to be healthy at any size. Also check out Health at EVERY Size by Linda Bacon Ph.D. She shares many insights at: http://www.lindabacon.org

  • Changing from the Inside Out: Skills for Resolving Emotional Eating, a workbook and class (if you are in the Portland, Oregon metropolitan area). Goals for the class and workbook: Explore the emotional aspects of your weight; Identify personal needs and how to meet these needs; Set realistic expectations; Appreciate & care for your body; Improve overall self-care; Practice eating for health & pleasure; and Create a fulfilling lifestyle. The workbook can be purchased individually for $20. It is EXCELLENT. Call or contact Christine Jensen, RD, Ph.D., individual and small group counseling, 8140 SW 146th Terrace, Beaverton, OR  97007, 503-641-9136, changingfromtheinsideout@hotmail.com

  • The Don't Diet, Live-It Workbook by Andrea LoBue and Marsea Marcus, by GÜRZE BOOKS: Eating disorder resource catalogue. www.bulimia.com   Articles on recovery, basic facts about eating disorders, newsletters, self-help books, professional texts, educational videos, internet resources, national organizations, treatment facilities.

  • The CAMP System is a new, powerful and different approach to finding balance with food and eating. Named for its components—Control, Attitudes, Mindful Eating and Portions—CAMP is a way of eating that emphasizes how you eat, not what you eat. If you are unhappy with your present relationship to food, the CAMP System could be your lasting solution. Visit http://www.mindfuleating.net/  There you will learn many strategies and techniques to bring mindfulness to your eating every day!

  • Explore the principles for mindful living & eating. It is a wonderful summary of the principles that I share on this Website:   Principles of mindful eating, one page handout.pdf  The Center for Mindful Eating  www.TCME.org  Patient and Family Newsletters: This one page handout is an ideal introduction to Mindful Eating and can be easily printed as a handout. Patient Newsletter (PDF, 300kb) Family Newsletter (PDF, 116kb)

  • Intuitive Eating, by Evelyn Tribole, M.S., R.D. and Elyse Resch, M.S., R.D., (2003), St. Martin’s Paperbacks. Includes: 10 principles: Hitting Diet Bottom, Discovering What Kind Of Eater You Are, The Principles Of Intuitive Eating: Overview, Suggestions To Awaken The Intuitive Eater, And Ideas To Reject The Diet Mentality, Honor Your Hunger, Make Peace With Food, Challenge The Food Police, Feel Your Fullness and Discover The Satisfaction Factor, Cope With Your Emotions Without Using Food, Respect Your Body, Exercise—Feel The Difference, and lastly, Honor Your Health—Gentle Nutrition. The book is a wonderful resource to discover the pleasures of eating, honor your hunger and feel fullness. Visit Evelyn's site at: http://www.intuitiveeating.org/content/10-principles

  • Explore Mindful Practices for Living by Donald Altman:

    Meal by Meal: 365 Daily Meditations for Finding Balance through Mindful Eating

    and his Website: http://www.mindfulpractices.com/





Mindful Eating: A Guide to Rediscovering a Healthy and Joyful Relationship with Food

From Amazon

This terrific book explores the 7 types of hunger and how to develop an healthy relationship with food. It includes a audio CD with many excellent guided practice sessions.



Also available from Great Vow Monastery http://zendust.org/zenworks/ If you are ever in Oregon you could visit the monastery for a Sacred Eating workshop (Friday pm-until Sunday) that is excellent.

Mindful Eating by Jan Chozen Bays http://www.tcme.org/JanChozenBaysRoshiMD1.htm


  • The Non-Diet Solution- 6 Winning Ways to Permanent Weight Loss, by Laurel Mellin, M.A., R.D.,  (1997), Reagan Books.  Laurel explores 6 causes of weight problems: weak nurturing, ineffective limits, body shame, poor vitality, unbalanced eating and stalled eating and describes 6 cures for the problems: nurturing—be aware of feelings and meet needs, limits—control your actions & have realistic expectations; body—turn off stereotypes about fat, good health—become aware of body health needs, eating—eat regular meals and maintain a healthy diet, activity—maintain an exercise program and find personal time = mastery living. The cures effect mind, body and lifestyle and require tuning within for your answers. It is an excellent book—especially about healing emotional eating patterns.

  • Thin For Life, Eating Thin For Life, by Anne M. Fletcher, M.S., R.D., (2003), Houghton Mifflin Company. Includes: Anne shares the integrated weight-loss secrets of 160 masters—who had kept off at least 20 pounds for 3 years. Keys to Success are: Believe That You Can Become Thin For Life, Take The Reins, Do It Your Way, Accept The Food Facts, Nip It In The Bud: Break The Relapse Cycle, Learn The Art Of Positive Self-Talk, Move It To Lose It, Face Life Head-On, Get More Out Of Life And Don’t Go It Alone—getting support for you. Masters share and Anne summarizes the best ideas under each area. It is an suburb book. See Ann's web site for a description of her other WONDERFUL BOOKS http://annemfletcher.com/

  • Making Peace With Food, by Susan Kano, (1989), Harper & Row, Publishers, New York

  • Outwit Your Weight & Outwit Your Weight Journal, By Cathy Nonas, R.D., and Julia VanTine with Jennifer Bright, (2002), Rodale Press. Kathy shares tons of diverse tools to you reshape your body, attitudes, and emotions. These tools are tailored by a series of self-assessments, as you construct your ongoing path to success. You identify "danger zones" (Achilles heels) and explore prescriptions to use. You use this approach for weight loss and maintenance. Kathy shares many yummy recipes. It's a FUN book!

  • The Zen of Eating, by Ronna Kabatznick,Ph.D., (1998), By The Penguin Putnam, Inc.,  www.Penguinputnam.com  Ronna's book isn't just about losing weight, it's about transforming emotional hungers. She explores the roots of our eating issues. She delves into suffering, attachments to desire, how to end emotional hungers by letting to of attachment to desire. She also describes a path of living that brings that about: right understanding, right aspiration, right speech, right action, right way of living, right effort, right mindfulness, and right concentration--turning obstacles into opportunities!

  • Picture Perfect Weight Loss: The Visual Program for Permanent Weight Loss : Howard M. Shapiro : ISBN 0446691313Picture Perfect Weight Loss: The Visual Program for Permanent Weight Loss

    Filled with practical advice for lasting weight loss. The AMAZING FEATURE about this book is that it has hundreds of comparisons (PICTURES) among foods showing portion sizes and the calories that each contains. You will be surprised! He also shows many ways to experience guilt-free dining out. Published by Warner Books (paperback) in January, 2003.

    He also has a SHOPPERS GUIDE for the supermarket to promote grocery store choices for permanent weight loss.


  • The Essential Guide To Vitamins and Minerals Second Edition, by Elizabeth Somer, M.A., R.D., (1995), Harper Perennial Publishers. Provides a comprehensive, detailed profiles and Recommended Dietary Allowances for more than 40 vitamins and minerals that is based on up-to-date scientific literature.

  • Food Sensitivities, Allergies, and Intolerances: For the premiere expert on management of adverse reactions to foods visit www.allergynutrition.com Janice M. Joneja, Ph.D., RD has fact sheets, helpful book resources, and counsels private clients (even over the telephone). To help separate fact from fiction visit the American Academy of Allergy and Immunology at:  http://www.aaaai.org/

  • Lickety-Split Meals, by Zonya Foco, RD, (1998), ZHI Publishing; www.zonya.com  ,  1-888-884-LEAN This is an excellent cookbook about how to cook and set up yourself for life-long healthful eating even though your life is rushed.

  • Quick & Healthy Recipes and Ideas- Volumes I and II, by Brenda J. Ponichtera, R.D.  Filled with lots of ideas about five weekly menus with weekly grocery lists, numerous tips for healthful eating and lifestyle choices, food exchanges for diabetics and weight loss, steps to determine calorie needs and recommended fat, tips to reduce sodium, and more. See Brenda's web site for description and purchase options:  http://www.quickandhealthy.net/

  • Synopsis
    Offers a practical, everyday guide to cooking and eating sensibly that includes information on the major starches and weight control as well as hundreds of recipes and menu plans. From the nationally bestselling author of Jane Brody's Nutrition Book comes "the ultimate, readable, understandable, practical, and useful book on how to live sensibly and well . . . a primer on the new nutrition and weight control" (Craig Claiborne). Contains over 350 recipes. I LOVE IT! It is available new or used at www.amazon.com


  • Keep the Beat: Heart Healthy Recipes from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute: Here's proof that what's good for your heart can be great for your taste buds! As the recipes in this special collection show, you don't have to lose flavor to gain heart health and "keep the beat". Enjoy "Crispy Oven-Fried Chicken," "Red Hot Fusilli," "Crunchy Pumpkin Pie," and "Summer Breezes Smoothie." Contains more than 100 pages of tempting heart healthy, taste-tested recipes sure to please you and your family. Turn your meals from "ho-hum" to "yum-yum" experiences. Keep the Beat: Heart Healthy Recipes from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute. NIH Publication Number 2921. 2003. 145 pages. 6 in. x 9 in. Full color. To order the book, go to the NHLBI Website: http://emall.nhlbihin.net/product2.asp?source=&sku=2921 and you can download the PDF version here: Keep The Beat Delicious Recipes-NHLBI.pdf  See "Stay Young at Heart Recipes": http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/public/heart/other/syah/index.htm

  • Food.com (formerly Recipe Zarr): search for healthier preparation and cooking options: http://www.food.com/recipes/

  • All Recipes.com: search for healthier preparation and cooking options: http://allrecipes.com/Search/Recipes.aspx?WithTerm=healthy

  • The Mom's Guide to Meal Makeovers: Improving the Way Your Family Eats, One Meal at a Time! by Janice Newell Bissex, MS, RD and Liz Weiss, MS, RD. This book is a must for moms (and dads!) who have busy schedules taking their children to sports' practices, music lessons, etc. and have only a small window of time to plan and prepare dinner. A simple 5-step Meal Makeover Plan is given which is practical, novel, and easy to follow. In conjunction with the book, the authors have started the Meal Makeover Mom's Club, a free online community that offers parents a discussion board, customized supermarket shopping list, and lots of time on feeding families, and nutrition news. Check it out at: http://www.mealmakeovermoms.com/

  • 500 Fat-Free Recipes, by Sarah Schlesinger, (1994), Open Door Books, New York  Order from:  www.amazon.com  The greatest collections of fat-free recipes ever published. A delicious way of eating all the great foods, all the classic recipes, and hundreds of new ones. When you know you can eat this good, you won't need any other. This is a GREAT book if you find that you are "vegetable and fruit challenged!"

  • Moosewood Restaurant Low-Fat Favorites, by The Moosewood Collective, (1996), Clarkson Potter Publishers, New York

  • Preparing Nutritious Meals at Minimal Cost: United States Department of Agriculture Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion http://www.usda.gov/cnpp/FoodPlans/TFP99/food$pdf.PDF  Provides many suggestions, recipes, menus, food lists, resources, and tips for a family of four to live economically that could follow the food stamp program. You can also down load it from this link: Nutritious Meals at Minimal Cost.pdf

    • Aim for a Healthy Weight Booklet: This booklet for adults contains practical, easy-to-use information for losing and maintaining weight - including tips on healthy eating and physical activity, other options such as weight loss medications and weight loss surgery, setting weight loss goals, and rewarding success. The booklet also includes portion and serving size information, sample reduced calorie menus, tips on dining out, a sample walking program, weekly food and activity diary, and more. NIH Publication No.:  05-5213. 36 pages. Also see the Aim for a Healthy Weight Web site. To download the PDF version: Aim for a Healthy Weight.pdf Order NHLBI's Aim for a Healthy Weight Patient Booklet (item #05-5213) at  http://emall.nhlbihin.net/product2.asp?sku=05-5213 for ONLY $3.00.

    Explore The Recipe Resources To Find Lots Of Mouth Fun!

Magazines and Web Sites for Recipes and Menus

  • Cook It Quick! Recipe Central:  http://lancaster.unl.edu/food/recipe.shtml For excellent FOOD resources from the University of Nebraska Cooperative Extension, visit http://lancaster.unl.edu/food/ciq.shtml

  • AICR American Institute for Cancer Research: To sign up for free e-mail recipes OR AICR Newsletter Explains current cancer research, provides recipes and menu ideas for healthy eating, and offers practical advice to lower cancer risk. It is really excellent!

  • American Heart Association has a Delicious Decisions link: http://www.deliciousdecisions.org/. On this site you will find suggestions on healthful eating, super marketing, reading labels, cookbook and recipes--can also be sorted for "meal time ingredients", categories, special nutrient needs, and special criteria, eating out, snacking, and forever fit.

  • FAT FREE: The Low Fat Vegetarian Recipe Archive Welcome! This archive has 4,667 fat free and very low fat vegetarian recipes as well as information about healthy very low fat vegetarian diets. But you don't have to be vegetarian or eat low fat all the time to enjoy one of these recipes. Browse and enjoy! http://www.fatfree.com/

  • Subscribe to EatingWell Magazine, Free Trial OfferEating Well. The magazine of food and health www.eatingwell.com

  • Menus and recipes from Healthy Choice www.healthychoice.com

  • Recipes by categories: weight loss, vegetarian, gourmet, low-fat and sodium, quick and easy http://www.mealsforyou.com/

  • Healthy Eating and Meal Planning Made Easier for Individuals and Families: www.mealsmatter.org  

  • US Soy Foods Directory: Tofu, Tempeh, Textured Soy Protein, Soybeans...
    Soyfoods...all and more!
    To print off their PDF file: Soy Foods Directory 2004.pdf and 2005: Soy Foods Directory 2005.pdf


  • VRG RECIPESwww.vrg.org A wonderful site supporting vegetarian living!




Addiction and Recovery Resources, Eating Disorders, and 12-Step Programs


Jill Kelly, PhD


How I gave up sugar and created a sweeter life between meals



Jill helps you understand your way into food and life balance, providing bite-size chunks of support, as well as practical and probing life tools.  

This exploration will ignite your inner wisdom as you discover your own unique path to transforming your relationship with yourself and food.

Jill is a skilled tour guide who knows the territory. Happy exploring!


Jill Kelly wasn’t able to get off the sugar addiction/overeating merry-go-round until she realized that food wasn’t the problem.

How she was living her life between meals was the issue. Part-memoir, part-how-to book,

Candy Girl offers hope and support for all those who struggle with sugar and overeating. www.lifebetweenmealscoaching.com.


Beyond Hunger
Beyond Hunger is a non-profit organization that provides workshops, support groups, prevention programs and referrals for adults and teens struggling with eating disorders and body hatred.

Body Positive
From leaders in the size acceptance field, this page has information and links ranging from self-help to scientific, with forums, professional resources, facts about children and weight, and activism page, and more.

Caring Online
A great website with lots of information on it.

Center for Counseling & Health Resources, Inc.
A Place of Hope Counseling, Nutritional Supplements, and FREE Reports for those suffering from Eating Disorders

Diets Don't Work, Break Aweigh from Disordered Eating

Eating Disorder Referral and Information Center
Gives referrals to eating disorder specialists, treatment facilities and support groups, etc.

Eating Disorders Recovery Online
Online treatment consultations (for a fee) and message boards are provided, along with basic information.

Eating Disorders Site
Facts, personal testimonies and stories, poetry, links to other pages, book reviews, online support and more.

Healthy Weight Network
Devoted to presenting the truth about weight-loss gimmicks, this page has facts about eating and weight and is a media watchdog determined to rid the world of fad diets.
Support, inspiration, education and treatment opportunities for people with eating disorders and those who love them. Contains: articles, literature research references, links, recovery bill of rights, opportunity to Q & A, over 700 treatment facilities listed.
Men with Eating Disorders
For men suffering or recovering from eating disorders. There is also a section devoted to advocacy and legislative reform.
Definitions, Signs and Symptoms, Physical Dangers, specific info on athletes, men and children with Eating Disorders, relapse warning signs and much more.
All the information you could need on Bulimia, Anorexia, Binge/Purge and Compulsive Overeating including facts, statistics, and stories of different people (famous and well-known people) who have suffered with an eating disorder of some kind.
This site focuses on nondiet work, attuned eating, joyful movement, and self/size acceptance. Includes articles and the latest research on dieting, obesity, and more.
A PBS documentary airing on February 24, 2003, Perfect Illusions: Disorders and the Family, hosted by Lauren Hutton, will focus on the role of the family in the evolution and treatment of, and recovery from eating disorders.


Transforming Emotional Eating Resources

Reputable Nutrition Organizations 

  • The American Obesity Association; Here you will find what we think is the most comprehensive site on obesity and overweight on the Internet. Obesity is not a simple condition of eating too much. It is now recognized that obesity is a serious, chronic disease. No human condition — not race, religion, gender, ethnicity or disease state — compares to obesity in prevalence and prejudice, mortality and morbidity, sickness and stigma. http://www.obesity.org/

  • MayoClinic.com: Great, accurate information on diseases & conditions, healthy living, drugs & supplements, health tools, books & newsletters, and more!  http://www.mayoclinic.com/

  • National Council Against Health Fraud: Search engine, health scams, position papers, hot topics. http://www.ncahf.org/

  • Department of Health and Human Services Healthfinder: Search engine, links to journals, antifraud topics, follow-ups to media health news. http://www.healthfinder.gov/

  • The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics: Tips of the day, find a dietitian, abstracts from the journal of the ADA. www.eatright.org  1-800-877-1600

  • National Institutes of Health: Organizations, consumer health publications. http://www.nih.gov/

  • Food Sensitivities, Allergies, and Intolerances: Separating Fact from Fiction: http://www.ific.org/foodinsight/2003/ja/foodsensfi403.cfm and http://www.aaaai.org/



General Nutrition and Weight Control


http://www.eatright.org American Dietetic Association - includes a referral network to help you find your local sports nutritionist, recommended reading list, and access to practical food and nutrition information.
http://www.nal.usda.gov/fnic/ Food and Nutrition Information Center
http://www.niddk.nih.gov/health/nutrit/nutrit.htm The Weight control Information Network (WIN), a service of NIH
http://www.healthfinder.gov Lists publications, support groups and organizations that produce reliable information
http://www.ific.org The International Food Information Council has in depth resources on many topics.


      Nutrition Counseling Education Services Catalog Categories:


Obesity Resources and Recommendations Online

(National Institutes of Health)     

Obesity Resources

Key Recommendations

Guide to Physical Activity

Guide to Behavior Change

Low Calorie Shopping List – How to read the labels

Fat-Free vs. Regular Calories Comparison


Restaurant and Fast Food Nutrition Facts

Check out Fast-Food and Chain Restaurant Nutrition Facts from Diet Power: http://www.dietpower.com/restaurants.htm

www.dwlz.com has a whole restaurant chain nutrition facts section.http://www.dwlz.com/restaurants.html

Fast Food Explorer: http://www.fatcalories.com/

Books on Dining Out

Guide to Healthy Restaurant Eating. By Hop S. Warshaw, MMSc, RD, CDE, McGraw-Hill Publishers, 2002.

Dining Lean. By Joanne V. Licten, RD, Nutrifit Publishing, 2000.


Feeding Healthier Kids and Teens

Many pre-teen and teen resources are found at NCES--Nutrition Counseling Education Services: http://www.ncescatalog.com/

See also:  Childhood and Teen Obesity and Healthy Lifestyle Resources


  • Secrets of Feeding a Healthy FamilyEllyn Satter seems to direct this book at parents with minimal cooking experience or desire.

  • She explains useful tips for adapting foods for little eaters and how to round out meals with appealing vegetables and desserts.

  • I love this book! A great companion to Child Of Mine: Feeding with Love  and Good Sense, because it provides lots of recipes to help apply the very sensible eating principles from Child Of Mine.

  • This book was written with a very simply and easy approach  to help understand a healthier diet. The style is simple, has some really great ideas and advice.

  • There are recipes also. The book was just on so matter of fact without all the glitz it applies common sense instead which was this a wonderful book.


For a description of the book/s contents, visit (click on the book and "more information":


See for Ellyn's complete list of books:  http://www.ellynsatter.com/


How to Get Your Kid to Eat...But Not Too Much. by Ellyn Satter, Bull Publishing Co., (1987)


A Children's Guide to Fruits, Vegetables, Berries and Nutrition: http://www.berries.com/blog/childrens-healthy-nutrition-guide

A great resource for kids that was shared by Mia, a 5th grader. Thanks!

Nutrition for Kids Website: By Connie Evers R.D., www.nutritionforkids.com


Meals Without Squeals (Child Care Feeding Guide and Cookbook). By Christine Berman, MPH, RD and Jacki Former, Bull Publishing Co. (1997) This is a really excellent guide that provides a wealth of practical ideas and guidelines for feeding children.

American Dietetic Association Guide to Healthy Eating for Kids. By Jodie Shield and Mary Mullen, John Wiley & Sons, (2002)

Brown Bag Success: Healthy Lunches Your Kids Won't Trade. By Sandra K. Nissenberg, RD and Barbara N. Pearl, RD, Chronimed Publishing, (1997)

See Snacking Habits for Healthy Living  By American Dietetic Association, (1997) Provides suggestions for modifying snack

habits, weight conscious ideas, athletic performance, on the go ideas, for home and work, and snacking for children and teens.

American Heart Association Healthier Kids: http://www.heart.org/HEARTORG/GettingHealthy/HealthierKids/Healthier-Kids_UCM_304156_SubHomePage.jsp


Celebrate Enjoyable Ways to be Active for Life

       Exercise & Physical Activity: Your Everyday Guide from the National Institute on Aging. This guide can help you take charge of an important part of your health. You may want to read through the entire book first to learn about the benefits of exercise and physical activity, and to find out how to get started, reduce your risks, and reward your progress. Then, keep it handy so you can refer to the sample exercises and use some of the charts at the back of the book to record your activities. From time to time, you may need to check the tips for getting back on track if there’s a break in your routine or the tips for healthy eating. Throughout the guide, you’ll find personal stories that we hope will inspire you to be more active every day. http://www.nia.nih.gov/HealthInformation/Publications/ExerciseGuide/
This is a really EXCELLENT FREE GUIDE! To order: http://niapublications.org/pubs/order/order.asp?id=BK004



Get Off the Couch and Move! Great Eating and Fitness Tips for Kids and Parents: http://www.sofasandsectionals.com/get-off-couch

MAYO CLINIC Fitness for Everybody is designed to help you achieve the goal of becoming physically fit, regardless of your age, size, physical ability or overall health. You'll find information on the various components of fitness and the specific health benefits of each component, as well as detailed and practical information on designing a personal fitness program that can be successful, enjoyable, and cost-effective.

I have found it to be an excellent resource that blends theory with practice. It is loaded with pictures that show how to do various exercises and has a comprehensive section of exercising with various medical conditions.


A Wonderful Magazine: Shares inspiration, information, and humor about walking. It is published in Portland, Oregon. Enjoy walking about! Find them at www.walkaboutmag.com

www.walkinginfo.org The Pedestrian and Bicycle information Center (CDC) serves anyone interested in pedestrian and bicycle issues through its Web site. This informative site encourages citizens to get involved in city planning to promote safer, more walkable cities. Included are a "community toolbox," a set of techniques for project development and community participation, and a walkability checklist to help determine a community's walking potential. The site also has information on the national "Walk to School Day" planned for October 6, 2004 whose goal is to encourage parents and kits to get moving throughout the year.

  • Biomarkers-The 10 Keys To Prolonging Vitality, by William Evens, Ph.D. and Irwin H. Rosenberg, M.D., (1991), A Fireside Book Published by Simon & Schuster

  • 365 Activities for Fitness, Food and Fun for the Whole Family. Ideas to help your family get fit, avoid boredom, and have fun, Julia Sweet, (2001), McGraw-Hill/Contemporary Books

  • 365 TV-FREE Activities you Can Do With Your Child, by Steve & Ruth Bennett. Plus 50 all-new bonus activities! (2002), by Adams Media Corporation. An AMAZING collection of things to do with your child! Lots of FUN!

  • DanceX - Fun Energizing Dance Exercise DVD Dynamic total body cardio workout using Easy to follow fun athletic dance exercise moves like the Hitch Hike, Twist, Disco Roll, John Travolta Point, Chicken, and Irish Kicks. Dynamic cardio workout that is fun for the entire family delivers fat-burning results.

  • Fitness Beginnings. www.fitnessbeginnings.com  We specialize in children's exercise, fitness and dance videos.  We also carry infant massage and physical development videos as well as pregnancy massage, yoga and exercise videos.

  • Sisters Together Move More Eat Better Encourages Black Women to Obtain a Healthy Weight: http://win.niddk.nih.gov/sisters/index.htm

  • Alliance For a Healthier Generation Promotes Healthier Lifestyles for Parents, Children, and Schools: http://www.healthiergeneration.org/engine/renderpage.asp

  • America On The Move Promotes Stopping Gaining Weight by Taking Extra Steps and Healthy Eating: http://aom.americaonthemove.org/site/c.krLXJ3PJKuG/b.1524889/k.BFFA/Home.htm

  • I Know I Should Exercise, But…” Seven steps to remove your “but” from activity planning. (1998), Joe Sweeney, Pacific Valley Press

  • Great Shape - The First Fitness Guide For Large Women, by Pat Lyons and Debby Burgard, (2002), iUniverse.com Publisher, Emphasizes the pleasure and enjoyment of an active, healthy life, rather than concentrating on losing weight. Describes walking, dancing, swimming, aerobic activity, bicycling, and includes valuable safety tips. Boosts self-esteem and restores self-confidence. Tells where to find the right books, clothes, classes, organizations, and videotapes. Available from www.Amazon.com . Visit also www.bodypositive.com.

  • It’s Your Move, by Robert Sweetgall & Robert Neeves, (2002), Creative Walking, Inc., 1-800-762-9255; Walk The Four Seasons- Walking and Cross-Training Logbook, (1992), www.goyaasma.com :"Get Off Your Ass And Start Moving Around!"  His web site is good fun!

  • Sports Nutrition Guidebook – Eating to Fuel Your Active Lifestyle, (1997), by Nancy Clark, M.S., R.D., Human Kinetics Press

  • Eating for Endurance, Ultimate Sports Nutrition, by Ellen Coleman--The Fuel Coach. These are both excellent books and packed full of helpful information. Ellen also provides Fuel Coaching Programs. See her Web site: http://openlibrary.org/a/OL527240A/Ellen-Coleman 

  • Stretching, by Bob Anderson, (2000), Shelter Publications, Inc. Tips for everyday fitness and most sports. Clear illustrations are easy to follow.

  • Easy Does It Yoga, Safe and gentle yoga for those challenged by age, chronic health problems, injury, or inactivity. Alice Christensen, (1999), American Yoga Association

  • Yoga For Wimps: Poses for the Flexibly Impaired, by  Miriam Austin, (2000), Sterling Publishing ; www.yogaforwimps.com

  • A2ZYoga.com - The Yoga Resource Center A practical and inspirational site for anyone who wants to promote harmony and well-being in their life with yoga. Find the A2Z of Yoga over here.

  • www.yoga-poses-at-home.com. The  site helps people who want to practice yoga at home by listing instruction on each yoga pose.
  • Exercise Videos: Collage Video has hundreds of videos and DVD options from physical limitations to aerobics, strength, and flexibility. Free catalog. 1-800-433-6769; www.collagevideo.com

  • Exercise: A guide from the National Institute on Aging. This exercise video addresses strength, flexibility, and balance for beginners or those over 50. Includes an 120-page booklet, which is available separately free upon request. Contact: NIAIC, Dept. W, P.O. Box 8057, Gaithersburg, MD 20898-8057, 1-800-222-2225  http://www.niapublications.org/exercisevideo/exercisebookanddvd.asp

  • Discover the Power and Benefits of Yoga! Visit: (www.BODY-FITNESS-GUIDE.com) http://www.body-fitness-guide.com/yoga.htm also BODY BUILDING: http://www.body-fitness-guide.com/bodybuilding.htm

  • Be Active At Any Size Publication: http://win.niddk.nih.gov/publications/active.htm

  • National Center for Physical Activity and Disability, Phone them to describe your needs and personalized resources can be sent to you. Web site has information on adapting physical activity to the needs of people with disabilities, support groups, and more. 1-800-900-8086, www.ncpad.org See the Exercise with Health Challenges section of this Web site.

  • Walking Sticks (Exerstrider®) have many benefits for people who are beginning a walking program. Visit: http://www.walkingpoles.com/

    • Strengthen abdominal, back, arm, shoulder, chest & leg muscles
      Burn up to 70% more calories
      Increase cardiovascular fitness
      Improve overall stamina and muscle endurance
      Improve lymph system function
      Reduce injury causing stress on hips, knees and feet
      Help maintain overall bone density
      Maintain joint health and range of motion
      Improve posture and balance
      Enhance energy and mood
      Enjoy fun, convenient fresh-air total body exercise

      Nutrition & Exercise Information



      Gatorade Sports Science Institute


      Australian Institute of Sport - comprehensive information on physical fitness and nutrition.


      The American Council on Exercise site provides general fitness information; good links.


      Sportscience:  An interdisciplinary site for research on human physical performance.  Click on CompEat.  Good links.


      A food-based approach to sports nutrition

      Nutrition and Exercise Books


      Human Kinetics publishes quality exercise books.


      Nutrition Counseling Education Services: A catalogue of quality nutrition books.


    Nutrition Articles Written by Nancy Clark, RD


    Nutrition articles written by Nancy. Click on Training Tips.


    See articles in Nutrition and Ergogenic Aids.


    Journal for coaching athletes with disabilities


    Nancy Clark, RD has written excellent books and articles about sports nutrition and training for an active life style. Her web site is: www.nancyclarkrd.com

    You can find answers to many of your nutrition questions in her Sports Nutrition Guidebook. It has chapters on protein, vegetarian diets, calorie needs, weight reduction,

    weight gain, disordered eating and most other topics of interest to active people. Nancy Clark's Food Guide for Marathoners: Tips for Everyday Champions is her newest book. Nancy's mission is to: "Help active people win with good nutrition."

    If you want personalized advice, your best bet it to find a local nutrition expert via the American Dietetic Association's referral network:
    www.eatright.org .

     Simply put your zip code into the referral network to get a list of sports dietitians in your area.


Celebrate Simplicity, Balance, and Personal  Evolution in  Life

  • Sounds True resources for Health & Healing: http://www.soundstrue.com/shop/Health-and-Healing/browse/1

  • Take Time for Your Life, Life Makeovers, Stand Up for Your Life, by Cheryl Richardson, (1999 – 2002), Broadway Books, New York, NY. Provides a program for creating the life you want.

  • Gives 52 practical & inspiring ways to improve your life one week at a time.

  • Cheryl's books are profoundly wise and helpful. I find that most of the people in the classes I teach would benefit from her books. I saw her first on public TV.  www.Cherylrichardson.com

  • Simplify Your Life- 100 Ways To Slow Down and Enjoy The Things That Really Matter, by Elaine St. James, (1994), Hyperion, New York

  • The Simple Living Guide, by Janet Luhrs, (1997), Broadway Books, New York

  • Work to Live, by Joe Robinson, (2003),  www.worktolive.info/ ;Reclaim your life & sanity!

  • Additional Resources to Help Guide Your Life Back to a Greater Balance: Expanded Description

  • Making a Change for Good: A Guide to Compassionate Self-Discipline

    Making a Change for Good: A Guide to Compassionate Self-Discipline (Paperback) by Cheri Huber (Author)

    This is a wonderful book. Please visit Cheri's own website for access to her many other wonderful books: http://www.cherihuber.com/




Loving, Honoring, and Accepting the Body You Have

  • www.bodypositive.com Celebrate being healthy at any size! This is a wonderful website.

    Celebrate: BodyPositive® boosting body image at any weight: More resources at http://www.bodypositive.com/resouces.htm for Web sites, live chats, news groups, mailing lists, and other cool stuff in the areas of body image, empowerment, eating, size acceptance

  • Check out: Sizewise http://www.sizewise.com/ There you will find a Web directory and search engine. Some topics: Health & Fitness, Looking Good!, Our Big Kids, Politics of Size, Relationships, What's In Print?, Your World, Your Size,  Size Positive Links, Email Lists,
  • Excellence Award Sites, The SWAN Project
  • The Body Image Workbook. Thomas F. Cash, Ph.D., Fine Communications, 1998
  • Discover: www.radiancemagazine.com today. Get support in creating a full life and a healthy self-esteem. Check out Radiance: Your Online Resource for Body Acceptance, an upbeat, positive, empowering Web site for women (and girls) all sizes of large. Since 1984,

    Radiance has grown to become one of the most trusted and valued resources in the worldwide size acceptance movement. The Radiance Web site features in-depth interviews with plus-size celebrities, along with articles on health, media, fashion, and politics.

    With our plus size images and artwork,  women of size see the beauty, strength, and power in their bodies and in themselves.

    The Radiance Kids Project offers kids of all ages the support they need to feel whole, loved, and valued, whatever their size or shape. Must-read articles and resources for parents, teachers, counselors, and health professionals who love and work with plus-size kids.

    VISIT: http://www.radiancemagazine.com/kids_project/support_for_plussize_teens.htm

  • The Don't Diet, Live-it Workbook: Healing Food, Weight and Body Issues. Andrea LoBue, and Marsea Marcus, Gurze Books, 1999
  • VISION HEALTH: According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, approximately 12 million people 40 years and over in the US have vision impairment.

     1 million are blind, 3 million have vision impairment after correction, and 8 million have vision impairment due to uncorrected refractive error.
    Vision Center is an informational web guide created for those seeking eye surgery and other vision correction options. All content published on Vision Center

     is researched, written, and edited by licensed optometrists, experienced journalists, and other medical writers in the industry.



Caregiver Resources

  • Aging Solutions: Aging Parents and Elder Care: www.Aging-Parents-and-Elder-Care.com Articles, comprehensive checklists, and links to key resources ... designed to make it easier for family caregivers to quickly find the information they need ... and avoid overlooking something important in the care of their loved one.

  • Empowering Caregivers™  Discover numerous resources for: Caregiving sites, elderly sites, grand parenting resources, alternative healing therapies, legal and financial information, dying, death, and grieving sites, spiritual  and metaphysical sites, humor and more are found at: http://www.care-givers.com/pages/resources.html#Anchor Visit them also to discover: Caregiving articles, journal exercises, healing circle of prayer, inspiration, humor, alternative healing, readings, resources, and MUCH more! Visit: http://www.care-givers.com/

  • Geriatric Care Manager:  www.caremanager.org 
    GCM is a non-profit, professional organization of practitioners whose goal is the advancement of dignified care for the elderly and their families. With more than 1,500 members, GCM is committed to maximizing the independence and autonomy of elders while striving to ensure that the highest quality and most cost-effective health and human services are used when and where appropriate.

  • National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys: www.naela.com  The National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, Inc. is a non-profit association that assists lawyers, bar organizations and others who work with older clients and their families. Established in 1987, the Academy provides a resource of information, education, networking and assistance to those who deal with the many specialized issues involved with legal services to the elderly and people with special needs.

    The mission of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys is to establish NAELA members as the premier providers of legal advocacy, guidance and services to enhance the lives of people with special needs and people as they age.  

  • Family Caregiving Alliance: National Center On Caregiving: Family Caregiving Alliance is a public voice for caregivers who provide loved ones with support who have chronic, disabling health conditions. Our pioneering programs provide: Caregiving information and advice, education, fact sheets and publications, services, chat groups and message boards, research, advocacy, Visit: http://www.caregiver.org/caregiver/jsp/home.jsp or call: 800-445-8106

  • Welcome to the Eldercare Locator: Is a public service of the U.S. Administration on Aging. The Eldercare Locator connects older Americans and their caregivers with sources of information on senior services. The service links those who need assistance with state and local area agencies on aging and community-based organizations that serve older adults and their caregivers.
    You may find the information resources you need by following the directions below or you may speak to an Eldercare Locator information specialist by calling 1-800-677-1116 or  http://www.eldercare.gov/Eldercare/Public/Home.asp

  • Exploring Disease States and How to Best Manage Them:

    Healthopedia.com, a medical and health consumer information resource containing comprehensive and unbiased information in patient-friendly language from trusted sources on over 1,500 health topics, 70 focussed health centers, and more than 11,000 drugs and medications. Visit: http://www.healthopedia.com/

    How to manage Alzheimer's disease: http://www.healthopedia.com/alzheimers-disease/

    Reduce Alzheimer's Risk
    Lower your homocysteine to help reduce the risk of Alzheimers.

    Alzheimer's Information
    How to Manage & Slow Down Symptoms Resources for Patients & Caregivers

    Alzheimer's Information
    Comprehensive Info on Alzheimers How to Manage & Slow Down Symptoms

Powerful tools for Caregivers:  Powerful Tools for Caregivers.org  http://www.powerfultoolsforcaregivers.org/about/  A terrific comprehensive workbook and class series.


Celebrate Healthy Mental States, Self-Nurturing, Self- Esteem, and Healthy Relationships

CONSCIOUS TRANSFORMATION--INNER MATRIX BOOK & GROUPS: https://conscioustransformation.com/

BOOKS AND TRAININGS: https://conscioustransformation.com/catalog/ The inner Matrix book is excellent

as well as other programs for physical, mental, emotional and spiritual mastery of yourself.



PTSD Resource-- Helpful information about PTSD and how to cope with it:

 What Happens in Your Brain During a PTSD Flashback?


19 People Describe What It's Like to Have PTSD


What are the Causes of PTSD?


13 (Non-Pharmaceutical) Ways to Deal With PTSD


How to Use Yoga as a Coping Tool when You Live with PTSD


11 Signs Someone Might Have PTSD, Because It's Much More Common Than You Probably Think


Common Therapy Approaches to Help You Heal from Trauma

How to Help Someone with PTSD From War: A Guide For Family & Friends


What It's Like to Live With PTSD After Escaping Domestic Violence

Sounds True resources for Health & Healing: http://www.soundstrue.com/shop/Health-and-Healing/browse/1

College students stress:

College students experience stress regardless if they are an incoming freshman or a senior getting ready for their last final. With the pressure of getting and maintaining good grades,

finding internships and more, students must learn how to manage stressors through college.

Our "Student's Guide to Dealing with College Stress" spotlights information on identifying and understanding the different types of stressors, how stress affects your health, and where to find help.

You can find more information here: http://www.affordablecollegesonline.org/balancing-student-stress/

        Water The Bamboo®

In his new book Water The Bamboo®, Greg Bell takes a unique and joyful approach to time-tested management concepts. Greg’s distinctive outlook on maximizing your potential will propel you toward significant growth in both life and work.

A truly enjoyable book.” — Ken Blanchard, coauthor of The One Minute Manager® and Leading at a Higher Level.

Do you want to achieve phenomenal success?

Water The Bamboo® is for those who truly want to achieve phenomenal growth in life and work. Through simple exercises and practical examples,

Water The Bamboo® will teach you new ways of thinking about your goals and give you practical, step-by-step strategies and motivation to stay focused on your bamboo and tend it to phenomenal growth – whatever your “bamboo”may be! http://waterthebamboo.com/

From Library Journal
The authors, both cognitive psychotherapists, identify 11 common "lifetraps," which they define as repetitive, destructive behavior patterns associated with a negative self-image. Using illustrations from case studies, the authors describe each lifetrap, discuss its origins in childhood experience, and provide a questionnaire for self-assessment.
They then offer a program for change using techniques ranging from experiential (getting in touch with your inner child) to cognitive (writing a "case" against your lifetrap) and behavioral (identifying specific behaviors to be changed). - Lucille Boone, San Jose P.L., Cal. Available at: www.amazon.com



  • Self-Esteem, by Matthew McKay, PH.D. & Patrick Fanning, (2000), New Harbinger Publications, Inc. This books offers numerous suggestions for disarming the inner critic, transforming cognitive distortions as you develop a compassionate mind, and exploring your core unconscious beliefs so you can understand how they effect your life and transform them.



Pearls of Wisdom: Pearls of Wisdom is the home of inspirational quotes & wisdom sayings, prayers & affirmations and inspirational wisdom stories - spiritual quotes and inspirational song lyrics to uplift, heal & feed the soul for personal & spiritual growth, self empowerment, inner peace and global peace. I find it to a wonderful website!

The VIA Classification of Character Strengths discusses KEY mental strengths that promote life-long mental and emotional well being. It is VERY comprehensive and insightful. Visit it here: http://www.viacharacter.org/www/en-us/viainstitute/classification.aspx To explore how to use these strengths in yourself, visit VIA ME!  http://www.viacharacter.org/www/VIAMeCHARACTERPROFILE/tabid/61/language/en-US/Default.aspx


  • Thank You Power: Making the Science of Gratitude Work for YouBUY THIS ONE....INSPIRING, FUNNY, EDUCATIONAL, AND AN ALL AROUND GREAT READ! It's interesting all the scientific data proving that having an attitude of gratitude has positive impacts our relationships and on our health. Can simply counting your blessings greatly improve the quality of your life? See what the scientific evidence says. Get one for yourself and better yet get one for your friends.

    Please check out her two awesome websites: www.dnorville.com  and www.thankyoupower.net  as the saying goes, "you'll be glad you did."




  • Zen Habits: Zen Habits is about finding simplicity in the daily chaos of our lives. It’s about clearing the clutter so we can focus on what’s important, create something amazing, find happiness. http://zenhabits.net/ and About Zen Habits: http://zenhabits.net/about/

  • Daily Strength Website: Discover many Popular Support Groups. Also find health blogs, expert treatments, and other ways to be empowered. http://www.dailystrength.org/

  • Healing from Depression: 12 Weeks to a Better Mood, by Douglas Bloch, M.A., (2002), Celestial Arts Publishers, www.healingfromdepression.com See For A Five-Part Holistic Self-Care Program, by Douglas Bloch for a description of book.

  • Self Parenting-The Complete Guide To Your Inner Conversations, by Dr. John K. Pollard, III, (1987), Generic Human Studies Publishing This book includes lots of fun pictures and explores terrific journaling techniques to explore connecting with your inner emotional self and changing the "feeling tone" of your relationship with yourself.

  • Hugs! * Hugs! * Hugs! * Hugs are fat-free, sugar-free, and require no batteries. Hugs reduce blood pressure, body temperature, and relieve pain and depression. Hugs brighten the day and lighten the heart! Discover Free HUG coupons at: http://www.worldhealing.net/hug.html

  • Women’s Comfort Book, by Jennifer Louden, (1992), Harper-Collins, NY This book is terrific! It includes HUNDREDS OF practical suggestions on how to begin caring for yourself. It includes a thorough section on "self-care at a glance." http://www.jenniferlouden.com/ and self-care newsletter: http://www.jenniferlouden.com/about-2/ and newsletter: http://www.comfortqueen.com/newsletter

  • The Only Diet There Is, Sondra Ray explains in her book, that if we forgive the past, drop negative thoughts and resentments, stop being victims—we drop our fat as well. She asserts that as we release our negativity, we release excess weight in our minds, hearts, and in our bodies. I used this book extensively and found all of the exercises and affirmations to be quite helpful. Copyright date is 1981 by Celestial Arts Publishers. You'll find it at www.Amazon.com

  • Living Juicy-Daily Morsels For Your Creative Soul, & The Bodacious Book of Succulence by SARK (1994), Celestial Arts, Berkeley, California. For a catalog, call:  (800) 841-BOOK. These books (and SARK'S Web site) are SO MUCH FUN and are delightfully colorful! http://www.planetsark.com/ at Plantet SARK!

  • You Can Heal Your Life


    You Can Heal Your Life is a beautifully written and illustrated book dealing with self-discovery. It is a stepping stone in finding the real person you are and exploring ways that will lead to a more peaceful and happy life. Often, we are our own worst enemies with imaginary fears of what the future will bring, or we are dwellers of our past mistakes, regrets and misgivings. The importance of discovering and accepting our true self for who we really are, and the search for a more fulfilling life, are explored among the pages of this book. I used this book extensively and found it to be quite amazing and really helpful. Check out



  • Celebrate Your Self - Making Life Work For You (Your Child's Self Esteem), by Dorothy Corkille Briggs, (1986), Main Street Books. I found this book to be really helpful. I read both of these books extensively. They were wonderful. They helped me understand why I hated myself and how I could begin to change. They are also available used for very reasonable prices.

  • What To Say When You Talk To Your Self, by Shad Helmstetter, (1990), Pocket Books. This book in very practical and understandable terms helps unravel the mystery of how self-talk creates our inner conditioning which creates our success or our failures. Check it out! Available used.

  • The Joyful Child: A Sourcebook of Activities and Ideas for Releasing Children's Natural Joy By Peggy Jenkins, Ph.D., Aslan Publishing, ©1996

    This book is not just for the children in your life. It is also for you! As you learn to guide your children's discovery of joy your awareness will expand and you will grow more in touch with your own inner joy. is both a source and a resource book. Between its covers is a wealth of ideas and activities. In addition it is liberally sprinkled with quotations and references to lead you to a wide variety of excellent resources

  • Learning To Love Your Self, by Gay Hendricks, (1982), Prentice Hall Press, New York

  • You Can Be Happy No Matter What: Five Principles for Keeping Life in Perspective, by Richard Carlson, Ph.D., (1997), New World Library. Richard shares PRINCIPLES ABOUT: of thoughts, about moods, of separate realities, of feelings, and of the present moment. He helps the reader create more effective relationships, understand stress, and solve problems in life to increase happiness and reduce addictive behaviors. Provides a "checklist for your life."

  • The Feeling Good Handbook, by David Burns, M.D., (1999), a Plume Book. David shows you how to overcome depression, conquer anxiety, and enjoy greater intimacy. Provides methods to diagnose your moods and understand them, and apply 4 steps to happiness. Includes a comprehensive discussion of mood-altering medications.

  • Readers can review 25 mental health conditions and determine the best course for treatment. Examples: anger, phobias, depression, anxiety, burnout, co-dependency, eating disorders, passive/aggressive behaviors, marital/relationship problems, gambling, grief/bereavement, parenting issues, self-esteem, sexual concerns, sleep problems, stress, and many other topics are covered. Suggestions are given about when to seek emergency care, when to see a physician, when to go to a counselor, and when self-help is appropriate. 7 3/8" x 9". 96 pages COST: $6.95. Item #: 2147.  Go to the "products/online store--> Medical Self-Care Guides" http://www.healthylife.com/ Page: http://www.healthylife.com/products.asp?productsID=23

  • Home Coming-Reclaiming and Championing Your Inner Child, by John Bradshaw, (1992), Bantam Books. Excellent, practical, helpful book on learning to embrace your inner emotional self.

  • www.mentalhealth.com Best comprehensive site on the Internet. Includes: helpful introduction, comprehensive disorder explanation, diagnosis and treatment, diagnose yourself segment, quality of life assessment, extensive medication description, magazine and books sections, research findings, Internet links, and help.

  • www.teachhealth.com  Gives the medical basis of stress, depression, anxiety, sleep problems, and drug use—explained in a fun, easy-to-read format.

  • http://www.mindtools.com/smpage.html Learn 48 essential leadership skills at mindtools.com. Also visit links at:  http://www.mindtools.com/links/Links.html

  • www.feelbetter.org Interactive depression self-help site. From Kaiser Permanente Center for Health Research. Includes a one-time registration. Practical suggestions.

  • http://www.thedepressiontreatment.com Depression treatment. Learn more about depression in children, teens and adults. Resources discuss depression symptoms, causes and treatment options.

  • http://www.depression-guide.com/index.htm provides comprehensive explanation of what depression is, the symptoms, types, causes, and treatments. After personal evaluation, your doctor may prescribe medications to help stabilize your thinking processes. Many individuals don't require drug therapy, but it can be essential for some people. I recommend evaluating your lifestyle choices and making gradual changes that fit you and feel good, as an essential component for life-long mental well-being. Inclusion here does not constitute endorsement of this site, or of any other products or services contained therein. See How To Use This Site for ideas on how to begin.

  • You Can Heal Your Life, by Louise L. Hay, (1984), Hay House, Santa Monica, CA

  •       At each stage of our life, we learn a predictable series of skills. If development is impeded at a particular point, an important skill may not be learned affecting the next stage. The first four to six years of life are when we are most dependent, receptive, and malleable—and they have a profound effect on the rest of our lives. For me, being wounded at many of the stages affected all of my relationships—with myself and other people. I learned about these concepts in Keeping The Love You Find, by Harville Hendrix, (1992, Pocket Books). The book explains with amazing clarity how our initial relationships form an imago, a buried potential image, and consequently create an unconscious attraction to fall in love with someone who has the positive and negative traits of our imperfect parents. This is someone who we feel will meet our emotional needs—except that they can’t. Provides terrific exploratory exercises to understand and transform present unhealthy patterns into a journey towards a conscious partnership. There are therapists who are trained in IMAGO therapy. It is an excellent book!




Financial Balance-In-Life Resources

Do you experience imbalances with your finances? Are you so far in debt that it is affecting the way that you live your life? It you find that this is true for you, perhaps visit: http://www.daveramsey.com/

I saw Dave on 60 Minutes and thought that his approach and strategies were excellent.

The Total Money Makeover Book: Get your finances on track with Dave's simple, easy to use plan for your money. Get the inspiration you need to be debt free from people who have listened to Dave, worked the plan and reached their goals!

3d-Wild-Money-Book-Cover-Stack-AWARD-458x600WILD MONEY By Luna Jaffe: http://www.lunajaffe.com/wild-money/

Order the Wild Money Book & Journal!



Secrets of the Millionaire Mind: Mastering the Inner Game of Wealth

This amazing book reveals the how to's when it comes to reprogramming the past and the negatives which have come into conflict with our desiring goals.

It's all about "Financial Blueprinting" and how to create wealth...a MUST READ!!
T Bergen/CA

This is sure to become a classic for the libraries of successful and very wealthy people. Secrets of the Millionaire Mind is a book about how you think about money.

If you learn to control your thinking then you will be able to control your money. To be used as a study guide for future reading.  Linsey Mills, Author of Simply Outrageous www.simplyoutrageous.org

If you explore the reviews at Amazon, you will  find come contradictory reviews. Take what you like and leave the rest.



On-line Support and Nutrition and Lifestyle Analysis


It’s All About You: Owners Manual For Your Body…how to fuel it and move it for a fun and healthy life; down load it (without charge) from the following website: http://www.beefnutrition.org àDietary Guidelines Alliance àclick on “Owners Manual for Your Body (PDF, 21 pp)”. It downloads as a PDF file (using Adobe AcrobatÒ Reader).

Alternative Therapies


      Scoliosis newest form of treatment designed by Dr.Veronica Esagui, Chiropractic Physician, has shown to effectively help

      with reversing scoliosis and to relieve scoliosis symptoms and pain. Scoliosis of the spine in children and adults can be

      successfully addressed with the newest form of  Scoliosis treatment called TESP and chiropractic adjustments.


     The Scoliosis Self-Help Resource Book by Dr. Veronica Esagui, Chiropractic Physician. http://www.veronicaesagui.net/scoliosis_sample.html     




CommuniChi is a library of healing resources Jordan Van Voast put together designed to inform, entertain, and inspire anyone who is on a healing path. (Hint: that's all of us). Like a traditional Buddhist mandala, there are many parts to the site and each part is representative of the underlying unity. Healing has many facets to it; each diamond facet is illumined with the light of  awareness we bring to it.  Enjoy. Surf around the light waves. May you find what you need to be healthy and whole (Hint: it's already within you, though practical advice is often helpful.)" Jordan Van Voast, M.Ac., L.Ac. Check out: http://communichi.org/  

Working Class Acupuncture's mission is to use acupuncture to create social change in health care. We provide, and advocate for others to provide, accessible acupuncture for working class patients; we support acupuncturists in being social entrepreneurs; and we share our business model for natural health care that empowers patients, builds community and breaks down class division. Portland, Oregon. http://www.workingclassacupuncture.org/

Dr. Eddys Integrated Medical Clinic & Ayurveda School Our Integrated Medical Clinic and Ayurveda School is a unique healthcare facility, combining the strengths and knowledge of both traditional western and alternative medicine in a holistic manner. Visit: http://www.dreddyclinic.com/index.htm For an understanding of the Ayurveda healing methods, check out: http://www.dreddyclinic.com/ayurvedic/ayurvedic.htm

 www.alternativemedicine4health.com  Alternative Medicine Center online Dr. Anca Martalog, European Canadian Naturopathic Doctor, treats patients with any health challenges from 3 continents using alternative medicine (homeopathy, naturoropathy, acupuncture, natural treatments and remedies). This site offers FREE Health strategies to deal with menopause, women’s / men’s complaints, children’s problems, detoxification, IBD, ADHD, Fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue, diabetes, etc. Get healthier naturally with Dr. Anca Martalog’s treatment protocols and her books suggestions on health treatments and therapies.  Discover the secret to a long-lasting healthier lifestyle through natural nutrition, fitness, homeopathy, naturopathy, Chinese medicine, acupuncture, complementary treatments and herbal remedies

http://www.abundanthealth.com/video.html TITLE: Deep Tissue Massage Instructional DVD,Healing Arts Institute deep tissue massage DVD. Massage instructional DVD and training video for therapist education and continuing education credit. Home page: http://www.abundanthealth.com/index.html


Music Therapy, and Using Music in Therapy

Discover The Power of Music as a Coping Skill ENHANCED HEALING THROUGH MUSIC: Discover relaxation music, positive affirmations and online counseling for reducing stress and anxiety, promoting health, wellness and healing and improving self-esteem. http://www.enhancedhealing.com  ROYALTY FREE MUSIC and PRODUCTION SERVICES for those who want to create their own CD products. 

The site below is your source for information on how to help children and adolescents use popular music, something they already listen to and enjoy, as a way to express their feelings.

http://www.enterthefreudianslip.com/index.htm Matthew J. Bush, MSW, LSW has developed some very exciting and innovative techniques for use in therapy with children and adolescents.  One does not need to be knowledgeable of music therapy to apply these techniques.  On this site you will find articles about how popular music can be used in therapy, suggestions of popular music with therapeutic messages, and information about Matt's recent publication, Utilizing Music as a Coping Skill: Featuring the Music of Freudian Slip which was recently featured in an issue of Counseling Today!

Also featured on this site is Freudian Slip, Matt's therapeutic rock band which features original music which takes a direct look at human emotion.  The songs focus on topics such as depression, abuse, addiction, and so forth.  These songs have been composed by Matt throughout his years as a therapist and represent struggles in his own life as well as those of his clients.  Includes songs written by children in therapy!

Matthew J. Bush, MSW, LSW is an experienced clinical therapist who has successfully applied this music therapy technique to countless children and adolescents in his work.  He has worked and performed for children in public and private schools, residential treatment facilities, and the community.  Matt has also spoken at statewide conferences, educating colleagues on the power of music as a coping skill.


Providing Nurturing Care to The Body You Have

A Complete Guide on Beauty and Cosmetic. URL: http://www.beauty-cosmetic-guide.com/
Description: Soul to Sole Our Beauty Resolution - Various articles on cosmetics, makeup, beauty and skin care, diet, health, lifestyle, fashion and recommended products, homemade recipes and lots of valuable information.

Cosmetics - Makeup and Beauty Tips URL: http://www.thebeautytips.com/   Cosmetics - Makeup and Beauty Tips Description: TheBeautyTips.com providing valuable information on skin care, beauty, makeup, cosmetics, skin disorders and hair care. Many beauty and makeup tips with lots of effective natural home remedies.

Women Health Care - beauty, pregnancy, baby care. URL: http://www.women-health-care.com
Description - Online resource for total Women's Health including women beauty, skin care, women health issues, Pregnancy and Baby Care. Info on Women's & Child Diseases and much more...

I list many Websites as resources. I have not participated in the development of any of the sites, and cannot endorse any products or supplements they sell or services that they promote or contain.


Resources for Managing the Emotional Pain of Illness and Trauma

Celebrate Life—New Attitudes for Living with Chronic Illness

Illness can force you to make some painful and dramatic changes. This book teaches you to grieve your losses and embrace the joys of your new beginning. Take control of your illness instead of letting your illness control you.

Kathleen Lewis, Arthritis Foundation, 1999

Gift From Within (www.giftfromwithin.org) a non-profit organization is dedicated to those who suffer post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), those at risk for PTSD, and those who care for traumatized individuals.  GFW helps everyone with PTSD by sharing ideas, improving morale, and reducing the stigma of the diagnosis and its treatment. We have articles written by authorities in the field, poetry and art gallery for trauma survivors, peer support pal network, personal coping and inspirational stories, a Q&A, videos, book reviews, list of retreats for survivors, global list of trauma survivor support groups, and other educational materials and resources. 

Some of our articles include:  "The Art and Science of Caring for Others without Forgetting Self-Care"; Trauma Addiction: Safety and Stabilization for the Addicted Survivor of Trauma;  Life After Breast Cancer: Surviving & Thriving; "Exposure To A Traumatic Event Does Not Automatically Put A Person On A Path To Develop PTSD: The Importance of Protective Factors To Promote Resiliency."; Latinas in Pursuit of Healing: Cultural Implications for Counseling Sexually Abused Latinas; "I Will Survive: The African-American Guide to Healing from Sexual Assault and Abuse (excerpt)"; Trauma in American Indian Communities; Suffering in Silence: The Problem of Male Sexual Abuse; Stress Responses in Sexual Trauma Victims and in Others Experiencing Overwhelming Events ; Don't Make it Worse! Use of Alcohol or Drugs After Trauma; Secret Diet Disasters of Trauma Survivors

Healing Power: Ten Steps to Pain Management and Spiritual Evolution
by Philip Shapiro M. D.
Publisher Comments:
We seek unlimited peace, love and joy in an uncertain world where suffering is inevitable. Because we manage our pain poorly, we get into trouble. The wisdom of the ages, taught by the world's diverse religious traditions, offers a solution to this dilemma by pointing out the connection between pain management and the cultivation of spiritual qualities. When we develop a spiritual practice, we learn how to transform our suffering into spiritual power. Dr. Shapiro describes a self-help method of ten steps that propel spiritual evolution. The ten steps teach us how to expand our healing power, improve our pain management skills, and cultivate spiritual qualities. The central premise is that life, through a series of painful lessons, teaches us that the peace, love, and joy we seek in the outer world can and must ultimately be found within. Dr. Shapiro elaborates twelve spiritual methods derived from the world's great religions. These methods help us unlock healing and spiritual powers inherent in the body. Detailed instructions explain how these methods help us cultivate peace, love, joy, strength, and courage in response to any pain of the body, mind, or soul. These qualities are the jewels of this life. They are healers. They help us eliminate or endure any painful condition of body, mind, or soul. They are more powerful than any barrier or challenge we may face. We encounter trouble no matter which route we take, but the way offered here is the path of least resistance, the way through our pain to peace, power, and strength. As we move forward through the steps, we find ourselves living the richest possible life, a journey where our spirit is in charge and we are ready for anything!
Visit Dr. Shapiro at: http://www.philipshapiro.com/philbook.html

Fibromyalgia and the Mind Body Spirit Connection

Presents a 7-step practical guide to help you manage widespread muscular pain and fatigue— learn how to use the strength of the connection of your mind, body and spirit to overcome your symptoms, improve your sleep, and feel better than ever before. 

William B. Salt II, M.D. and Edwin H. Season, M.D., Parkview Publishing, 2000.

 Living a Healthy Life with Chronic Conditions

Provides comprehensive self-management guidance to assist you in developing an active lifestyle with conditions like heart disease, arthritis, cancer, diabetes, asthma, emphysema and others.

Kate Lorig, RN (Editor) et al, Bull Publishing, 2000.

Get valuable info on all general diseases and conditions basics.. manage your health with our health advice, articles on different diseases and conditions with their symptoms, causes, and treatment http://www.diseasesatoz.com

How to Manage Fibromyalgia & Chronic Fatigue Syndromes: Fibromyalgia & Chronic Fatigue.pdf

Visit Kaiser Permanente's extensive HEALTH ENCYCLOPEDIA:  http://members.kaiserpermanente.org/kpweb/healthency/entrypage.do

Managing the Emotional Pain of Chronic Illness


Resources (#2) for Celebrating Change and Self-Awareness

Books on Being Your Own “Personal Lifestyle Trainer”

  • Changing For Good, A Six-Stage Program For Overcoming Bad Habits and Moving Your Life Positively Forward, by James Prochaska, Ph.D., John Norcross, Ph.D., Carlo Diclemente, Ph.D., (1994), Avon Books, Inc.

  • DON’T SWEAT THE SMALL STUFF…and it’s all small stuff (…with Your Family-is another good book), by Richard Carlson, Ph.D., (1997), Hyperion, New York
  • Take Time for Your Life, Life Makeovers, Stand Up for Your Life, by Cheryl Richardson, (1999 – 2002), Broadway Books, New York, NY. Provides a program for creating the life you want. Gives 52 practical & inspiring ways to improve your life one week at a time.  These books are excellent! Electronic newsletter at:  www.Cherylrichardson.com  
  • The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, by Stephen R. Covey, (1989), Simon & Schuster, New York and First Things First by Stephen R. Covey and A. Roger Merrill. (1994). A Fireside Book. Both are classics!

Books and Websites on Meditation & Mindfulness

  • Mindfulness Resources by Donald Altman: http://www.mindfulpractices.com/Resources%20Links.html
  • Peace Is Every Step- The Path of Mindfulness in Everyday Life, (1991), Bantam Books, New York, by Thich Nhat Hanh, (1998), Broadway Books. This book is really about "lifestyle awareness training" as you learn to celebrate your life! All of his books touch the heart with insight, tenderness, kindness and practical transformational ideas.
  • Seeking The Heart Of Wisdom (And The Wise Heart), by Joseph Goldstein & Jack Kornfield, (1987), Shambhala Publishers A classic! Shares deep insights about the difficulties and hindrances of meditating and the transformative value of understanding cause and effect. One unique and helpful section is how to integrate practice into our daily lives and how to develop an integrated awareness of all dimensions of our being, making our body, our actions, our feelings, our relationships, our work, and our play, all part of our meditation.
  • The Miracle of Mindfulness, by Thich Nhat Hanh, (1976), Beacon Press, Boston  In Thich Nhat Hanh's book Present Moment Wonderful Moment--Mindfulness Verses for Daily Living*, Parallax Press, (1990). Check out also Parallax Press Resources for Mindful Living: http://www.parallax.org/ *From the introduction: This book contains short verses to help us dwell in mindfulness. We often become so busy that we forget what we are doing or even who we are. We forget to look at the people we love and to appreciate them...we don't know how to get in touch with what is going on inside and outside of ourselves...To meditate is to be aware of what is going on in our bodies, our feelings, our minds, and in the world. This is a delightful book that promotes a feeling of joy and of the sacredness of life. Another excellent book is The Heart of The Buddha’s Teachings.
  • The Three Minute Meditator, by David Harp, (1996), New Harbinger Publications, Inc., Oakland, California. Gives 30 simple ways to unwind your mind while enhancing your emotional intelligence. A FUN and easy-to-understand book. Written by a musician.
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    With Mapping the Dharma: A Concise Guide to the Middle Way of the Buddha you have at your fingertips an easy to read, easy to follow atlas of nearly one hundred key concepts of Buddhism.

    Whether you are a long-standing Buddhist practitioner or just curious about how the Buddha's teachings can help you lead a more peaceful and happy life, you will find this book a useful tool. http://www.mappingthedharma.paramipress.com/


  • The Buddhist Recovery Network supports the use of Buddhist teachings, traditions and practices to help people recover from the suffering caused by addictive behaviors. Open to people of all backgrounds, and respectful of all recovery paths, the organization promotes mindfulness and meditation, and is grounded in Buddhist principles of non-harming, compassion and interdependence. It seeks to serve an international audience through teaching, training, treatment, research, publication, advocacy and community-building initiatives. This website presents resources that can help illuminate the Buddhist path to freedom from alcoholism and addiction. http://buddhistrecovery.org/index.php
  • Kevin Griffin is a Buddhist author, teacher, and innovator in the field of addiction treatment. The insight and intimacy of his teaching have made him a leader in the mindful recovery movement. A Burning Desire Dharma God & The Path of Recovery: visit http://www.kevingriffin.net/newsite/index.htm To hear Kevin's talks: http://www.kevingriffin.net/newsite/index.htm#
  • Practicing The Power of Now, (1999), by Eckhart Tolle, New World Library Sounds True has audio and videotapes of this book, and many other titles. 800-333-9185 Provides suggestions and insights to experience the joy of being, to enter the now, to accept whatever is happening (to see impermanence and the cycles of life), and to transform the "pain body" in us.
  • Stillness Speaks, (2003), by Eckhart Tolle, Namaste Publishing and New World Library. From the Introduction, "The only function of a spiritual teacher is to help you remove that which separates you from the truth of who you already are and what you already know in the depth of your being." Enjoy discovering your inner being!
    • Namaste Publishing promotes Eckhart's  books and other materials. Their mission is: "To make available publications that acknowledge, celebrate, and encourage others to express their true essence and thereby come to remember Who They Really Are." Find them at:  www.namastepublishing.com/  
    • Namasté means, "I honor the place in you in which the entire universe dwells, I honor the place in you which is of love, of truth, of light and of peace, when you are in that place in you and I'm in that place in me, we are one."
  • The Beginner’s Guide To Insight Meditation, by Arinna Weisman and Jean Smith, (2001), Bell Tower, New York. Arinna's book is wonderful! Provides terrific wisdom and insight into our sufferings, and shares the path to transform ineffective patterns into more wholesome ones. I love Arinna's ability to nurture hope in us when at times we might feel "hopeless."
  • Buddhism Without Beliefs, by Stephen Batchelor, (1997), Riverhead Books. Amazing insights and wisdom written in common English with no jargon or technical terms.
  • Wake Up To Your Life: Discovering The Buddhist Path of Attention, By Ken McLeod, (2002), Harper Collins Publishers, Inc. An excellent resource on dismantling our automatic reactions and conditionings to life. Provides practical insights about how to train our minds to experience greater peace and contentment. Really GOOD! You can purchase the book at: http://www.unfetteredmind.org/book/index.php  See the meditation section of this web site.
  • Guided Meditations on the Lamrim (The Gradual Path from Confusion to Self-Awareness and Freedom), by Thubten Chodron. 14 audio CD’s, including an explanatory booklet. Order: from DFF Lamrim CD’s, P.O. Box 30011, Seattle, WA 98103, or Email: CDs@dharmafriendship.org   See the meditation section of this web site for the adapted version of these meditations. They helped me transform my distorted vision of the world and bring to me peace and contentment.
  • Present Moment Wonderful Moment, by Thich Nhat Hanh, (1990), Parallax Press
  • Comprehensive Weight loss information on our site will help you to attain your goal of that smart handsome & great looks. Weight loss information, program, supplement & pills http://www.body-fitness-guide.com/weightloss.htm. For MEDITATION : http://www.body-fitness-guide.com/meditation.htm
  • Loving What Is (and Excerpt), by Byron Katie, (2002), Harmony Books, order Excerpt from www.thework.org


 Books and Websites on Spiritual Cognitive Therapy

  • Buddhism for Beginners,
  • Open Heart, Clear Mind,
  • Taming the Mind,
  • Transforming the Heart: The Buddhist Way to Joy and Courage,
  • Working With Anger and
  • What Color is Your Mind?

Venerable Chodron emphasizes the practical application of Buddha’s teachings in our daily lives and is especially skilled at explaining them in ways easily understood and practiced by Westerners. She is well-known for her warm, humorous, and lucid teachings. Her books help us to understand our life’s journey. I have found them incredibly helpful.

For RealPlayer audio teachings visit: http://www.thubtenchodron.org/GradualPathToEnlightenment/articles_and_transcripts_of_teachings_on_lamrim.html#2NT

See also AUDIO LIBRARY for other teachings: http://www.thubtenchodron.org/AudioLibrary/audio_library.html  These teachings are FABULOUS!

  • Another excellent teacher is Venerable Robina Courtin. Her teachings are humorous, insightful, and transformative. She speaks about: Changing the Mind, Why Bad Things Happen, Wheel of Life, Liberation from Suffering, and On Being Human. They can be listened to in MP3 format. Explore:  http://www.lamrim.com/venrobina/

  • Emotional Alchemy-How the Mind Can Heal The Heart, by Tara Bennett-Goleman, (2001), Harmony Books

Gives suggestions for transforming stuck habits of mind, emotions and relationships that create suffering—which then can lead to perceptual shifts and healing.

  • Loving-Kindness- The Revolutionary Art of Happiness, by Sharon Salzberg, (1995), Shambhala Publishers, Boston & London
  • Seat Of The Soul, (1990), by Gary Zukav, Fireside Publishers
  • When Things Fall Apart, Wisdom Of No Escape, Start Where You Are, By Pema Chodron, (1994), Shambhala, Publications

         All of Pema’s books provide earthy, honest advice—as if from your loving grandmother.

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